Earthfire Stories

Tag: Wild Birds
An egg starting to hatch

The early morning silence in the vast sagebrush field was profound. Meditative. The dense fog lent a quality of mystery. The world was still. Out of the mist came the...

Black and white bird sitting on a branch
A Quality Only Too Common in Many Species

Magpies have a reputation for being very smart birds—but now I am not so sure. Last night, as I walked by the enclosure that holds the five orphaned foxes we...

Hummingbird perched on a person's finger

I heard two incredible bird rescue stories recently. The essence of the stories is the same, although the people were very different temperaments and came from very different walks of...

Gray and white owl on a dead tree

Some 20 years ago, I wrote this article while trying to save part of a wildlife corridor in danger of being lost to development. I didn’t succeed, but hope springs...

Red-Tailed Hawk sitting in a tree

As I drive to town to pick up my daily mail, she sits there, high up on the right—an elegant hawk on top of a telephone pole. She has a...

Grizzly bear surrounded by rocks and bushes

It was an invitation that brought me to Earthfire. As the digital content manager, I have the luxury of working from home—an arrangement that suits my introverted heart just fine....

Seeds in various stages of germination

Seeds are tiny, magical packets of latent energy and potential, ready to burst forth when conditions are right. They contain the very essence of Life itself: ancient wisdoms and future...

Raven with an injured wing that has been treated and wrapped with bandages

It’s the time of year when rescue and rehabilitation are in full throttle. It’s painful enough to see animals coming in because they have been orphaned or injured in accidents....

A rehabilitated grosbeak sitting in a tree after release

Last week, we received a call about an injured bird in the valley. After being taken to the vet and receiving some medical attention, he came to us for rehabilitation....

Seeds in various stages of germination

Seeds are tiny, magical packets of latent energy and potential, ready to burst forth when conditions are right. They contain the very essence of Life itself: ancient wisdoms and future...

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